Last week, the Chelsea Market Coalition released a poll that found broad support across the city as well as on the West Side of Manhattan for a 300,000-square-foot addition to the office and retail complex on Ninth Avenue. Opponents of the plan just sent The Observer the following letter decrying the poll.
Gettin' High Line
The expansion of the Chelsea Market has drawn skepticism from some of the city’s most pro-development quarters, most notably City Planning Commissioner Amanda Burden, who considers the neighboring High Line one of her hallmark achievements, and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, caught between the concerns of her constituents and her boosters in the business community. Both have very powerful sway over the 500,00-square-foot project through the city’s public land-use review process, currently underway.
As for the rest of New York? They seem to like the plan, at least according to a new poll commissioned by supporters of the expansion.
Of the 600 New Yorkers surveyed in all five boroughs on behalf of the Chelsea Market Coalition, roughly half supported the project, with that number growing to 8 out of 10 when given a short description of the expansion, which includes roughly 300,000 square feet within two additions to the popular office and retail hub. What is most surprising about the results is that support among Manhattanites, including those living on the West Side of the island, paralleled or even outpaced support from the rest of the city.
A pretty interesting Quinnipiac poll is making the rounds today after they polled New Yorkers on the matter of the Financial District’s newest residents, and the Occupy Wall Street movement at large.
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At the Polls
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